GTFO. god some people are delusional
Yeah ok, you guys are overestimating the value of size. I've been training for years and high level 125lbers have their way with me when they come around.
Remember though, Silva had injured ribs, which makes it hard to stuff takedowns. I don't doubt GSP could take Silva down and keep him there, but I hate how people keep referencing the Sonnen fight as an example of Silva's takedown defence, despite the fact that Silva's bad ribs during the fight has been well publicized.
Silva had busted ribs because Chael busted them. I'm sick of this excuse, Silva was CLEARED BY THE ATHLETIC COMMISSION TO FIGHT, HE DID NOT HAVE BROKEN OR INJURED RIBS, PERIOD.
That is more of an excuse then anything schiops.
Silva just does not have TDD.. especially when he fights a World Class Wrestler.
Injured rips or not.. It's a horrible matchup for him, both are!
Agreed but it's not just about the takedowns. When Silva surprised Sonnen in the 4th and took him down, Silva only stayed ontop for about eight seconds before Chael easily rolled him and took side control. Silva's wrestling is bad period, not just his TDD.
Black House's resident high-level wrestler is Munoz and Lyoto, and although I've seen a ton of videos of JDS with Munoz and the Nogs rolling with Munoz, I've never been able to find a SINGLE video or article about Silva wrestling with Munoz or Lyoto.
I think he's arrogant enough to not want to be outclassed even in a training gym so he refuses to work his wrestling hard. Although he clearly thinks he has time for Capoeira.
no its not.
Alves stuffed a couple of TD's and got up from almost everyone(although at the end of the rounds) alves is the biggest fighter gsp has faced. koscheck just stuffed most of GSP's TD's and got up very quickly from the few successful ones.
And lol at him being becoming one of the best strikers in MMA because he out-struck koscheck.
jones(and most LHW's) would walk through him with ease
Ugh you're so ill-informed in so many of your posts but whatev, let's take a few jabs at this one.
Alves stuffed ONE take-down out of 11 or 12, and GSP had a pulled groin.
Comparing Koscheck's wrestling to Silva's is ridiculous. Koscheck says he walks around at about 190+ which isn't far off from Silva, and he's got some of the best credentials in MMA. You seriously think a few inches of reach and height is what makes Silva harder to take down?
GSP has a 76" reach (compared to Silva's 77", small difference) and trains with Freddy Roach, Phil Nurse, and Skarbowsky. I guess you haven't been watching MMA long because GSP was a striker years before he was a wrestler.
He lands his unorthodox strikes with the highest percentage of anyone documented in MMA, utilizes his incredible reach just as well as Silva, outstruck the monster that is Alves, outboxed one of the best boxers in the sport in Penn, and IMO has a faster jab than Silva.
Of course Silva is a better striker (although you can't argue he's a more effective striker, especially recently), but his lack of wrestling compared to GSP makes it way lopsided. GSP's striking is maybe a notch or two below Silva, but Silva's wrestling is a hundred notches below GSP's.
Everyone talks about the size difference in MMA like it's a huge deal, but you have guys like Rumble who walks around at 215lbs and fights at WW. Do you guys think GSP would struggled with Rumble? Even if Rumble cut no weight for the fight would you give him even a shred of a chance?